San Francisco

Brian Peacock and David Tindle

Gallerie de Tours

Mr. Peacock presents figurative themes, primarily on ecclesiastical motifs, stylistically manipulated in a “flat,” but by no means hard-edged manner, usually dividing his canvas into unequal rectangular areas of muddy color. Mr. Tindle presents a wider variety of subject matter, including some banal portraiture employing thin washes of neutral, transparent color to a linen surface. Both of these painters seem preoccupied with a flaccid and prosaic rectilinear syntax, dish-water tonal values of grey and green, and clammy surface-textures producing a singularly brackish drabness.

Palmer D. French